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Composed from the ruins of ancient Rome

Traveling through France and Italy was a crucial part of the Grand Tour. It was a major European journey undertaken by classically educated members of the northern European elite. Founded to assist young aristocratic students in finishing their education, acquiring manners and languages, and acquiring knowledge about foreign countries’ politics, economies, geography, and histories. In particular, from the 17th century onward, collecting art and antiquities became an important part of the journey and the foundation of several important English and European collections of classical sculpture and art.

Foreign travelers and collectors enjoyed the popularity of the Grand Tour throughout the 18th and 19th centuries when table tops incorporating rare specimen marbles such as this were made and sold. The Natural History Museum in London has a circular table top made of Ancient Roman Specimen Marbles on permanent display.

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Regency Specimen Marble Centre Table

Stock Number: 45905

Specimen marbles such as these brought to mind the ruined splendor of classical Rome that the 18th and 19th-century grand tourists encountered and indulged in. This tabletop was thus a perfect souvenir to recall their travels and was returned to England where it was mounted as a center table.
Approximate Dimensions
  • Height: 69 cm (27 inches)
  • Diameter: 57 cm (22.5 inches)

£15,000

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